A brilliant film that works fantastically structured as a musical. This is what Bohemian Rhapsody should have been.
This is the sort of mainstream movie we need more of. Is it for everyone? No absolutely not, but for me it completely did.
Todd Philips has clearly grown up watching Scorsese and the influences are clear (Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy). Joker takes a similar mold of many Scorsese character pieces, which is an underused and under appreciated film genre. Many of my favourite films are examples of this, ‘Drive’ being one of the obvious more recent…
To say I was excited for Blade Runner 2049, would be an understatement. After Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, and last year with Arrival, Denis Villeneuve has become my favourite director currently working.
However, I did have reservations on how he would cope with a sequel that didn't seem necessary. Blade Runner is a film still spoken about 30+ years later and is loved, did it need a continuation?
I shouldn't have worried as Blade Runner 2049 is breath-taking and my favourite…